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Fun With Capos

I remember the first time I ever saw a capo. One of my school teachers had one on a twelve-string guitar while she was playing a song at a school assembly. I was probably about 8 years old and already interested in guitar, but there was something about what she was singing and playing which made me associate the capo with wimpy songs played by old ladies (she was probably only 25, really, but to an 8-year-o ...

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Cryogenically Treated Frets: Not Heavy Metal—<em>Stronger Metal</em>

<img src='http://images.gibson.com/Lifestyle/2016/Cryogenic-Frets_ttt.jpg' alt='Cryogenically Treated Frets: Not Heavy Metal—Stronger Metal' align="left" border="0" />The 2014 guitars introduced cryogenic fret treatment, and the positive results were so dramatic that the 2016 model year guitars (both Traditional and High-Performance versions) retain this innovative feature. ...

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The Eagles’ Glenn Frey to Receive Special Grammy Tribute

Joining the Eagles’ Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, for a Glenn Frey Grammy Tribute, will be Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon and Frey’s longtime friend Jackson Browne. Frey passed away on January 18, his death attributable to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. ...

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Guess Who Loves the KRK Rokit 5 G3 Monitor?

Esteemed design engineer Dave Derr, founder of Empirical Labs, writes, “Over 3 years, I tried sampling 12 or so Nearfield monitors, all under $1500 to see what the latest speaker manufacturers had to offer for an average budget guy/gal mix engineer. The winner for me and ‘Best Speaker-(Not Even)-For-the-Buck’ was the KRK Rokit 5 G3. Laugh if you will but for $300/pair, nothing was easier to mix on for me... ...

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Alice Cooper on GNR: “Why isn’t Izzy [Stradlin] in there?”

Alice Cooper, on the Guns N’ Roses reunion: “I’m just wondering why isn’t Izzy in there? I don't know about drums, but certainly Izzy is viable. You’d think if Slash and Axl are working together--and Duff [McKagan] is one of those guys that gets along with everybody--then at least Izzy would be one of the guys who would be a shoo-in. And maybe he is, I don't know. I don't what their setup is with him. But i ...

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